explorations

High Desert Test Site-3

S 0 33' 36" W is a series of rigid and clear acrylic tubes marking the boundary defined by the survey bearing between two large pieces of undeveloped land in the open Joshua Tree terrain. Like much of the rest of the surrounding high desert, subtle repetition and long lines give the land form. Occasional long fences, roads that conform to the Jeffersonian grid, and rhythmically placed telephone poles give some structure to the openness. These tubes are swallowed up by the open terrain and yet their faint presence provides a sense of scale in an otherwise undefi ned area.